France to declare natural emergency after deadly storm
17 June 2019 | 4:45 pm
France to declare natural emergency after deadly storm.
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Russia’s foreign minister is coming off a barnstorming tour of the African continent, which included Mali, where coup leaders have kicked out the French and replaced them with Wagner mercenaries. The same scenario has already unfolded in the Central African Republic, and Mali’s neighbor Burkina Faso could be next to welcome the Russians.
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